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Katie Wedell

Katie Wedell is a data journalist investigating government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. She's won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors of Ohio. Katie has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, writing for the Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun, as well as working on the cross-platform breaking news team and digital team. She's a graduate of Miami University and grew up in the Chicago area.

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Ohio to get $19.6M settlement from EpiPen false claims case
 Ohio’s Medicaid program will get a reimbursement of $19.6 million from the maker of the EpiPen after years of underpaid rebates. The payment is part of a larger $465 million settlement between Mylan Inc. and the federal government officially announced by the Department of Justice Thursday. Mylan is making the repayment to resolve allegations...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio’s Medicaid program will get a reimbursement of $19.6 million from the maker of the EpiPen after years of underpaid rebates. The payment is part of a larger $465 million settlement between Mylan Inc. and the federal government officially announced by the Department of Justice Thursday. Mylan is making the repayment to resolve allegations...
Teen overdose deaths spike in region
 Teen deaths from drug overdoses are spiking after years of decline, national data shows, and adding to the concern is how quickly some people are escalating into hard drugs at such a young age. “We’re seeing new users starting right into these street drugs,” said Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger, noting that kids...

Posted: 3 days ago

Teen deaths from drug overdoses are spiking after years of decline, national data shows, and adding to the concern is how quickly some people are escalating into hard drugs at such a young age. “We’re seeing new users starting right into these street drugs,” said Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger, noting that kids...
5 local kids who died while on Children’s Services’ radar
 Numerous times in recent years local children have died of abuse or neglect while child protective services had contact with the family. Wylie, 13, died April 1 from a drug overdose. Children’s Services had an open case with the family due to previous reports of drug use in the Valley Street home. His father Robert B. Wylie, 40...

Posted: 11 days ago

Numerous times in recent years local children have died of abuse or neglect while child protective services had contact with the family. Wylie, 13, died April 1 from a drug overdose. Children’s Services had an open case with the family due to previous reports of drug use in the Valley Street home. His father Robert B. Wylie, 40...
Nursing home forced to close: 5 things we know now
 As of Aug. 1, a Columbus nursing home that previously housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state has lost its ability to bill Medicaid and Medicare and is closing. Ohio nursing home with most sex offenders shut down for repeat violations Here’s 5 things to know about Bryden Place and the closure. 1. Most residents have...

Posted: 13 days ago

As of Aug. 1, a Columbus nursing home that previously housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state has lost its ability to bill Medicaid and Medicare and is closing. Ohio nursing home with most sex offenders shut down for repeat violations Here’s 5 things to know about Bryden Place and the closure. 1. Most residents have...
Nursing home with most sex offenders shut down for repeat violations
 A Columbus nursing home that housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state, and has been plagued by health and safety violations, is closing after the federal government terminated its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Ohio Department of Health has also issued a notice to Bryden Place that its state license will be revoked...

Posted: 14 days ago

A Columbus nursing home that housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state, and has been plagued by health and safety violations, is closing after the federal government terminated its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Ohio Department of Health has also issued a notice to Bryden Place that its state license will be revoked...
Nursing home with most sex offenders shut down for repeat violations
 A Columbus nursing home that housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state and has been plagued by health and safety violations is closing after the federal government terminated its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Ohio Department of Health has also issued a notice to Bryden Place that its state license will be revoked...

Posted: 16 days ago

A Columbus nursing home that housed the most sex offenders of any facility in the state and has been plagued by health and safety violations is closing after the federal government terminated its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Ohio Department of Health has also issued a notice to Bryden Place that its state license will be revoked...
Supporters of prescription drug issue file complaint against opponents
 UPDATE 8/2/2017: The Yes on Issue 2 campaign today officially filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against their opponents. The complaint claims Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue LLC, a corporation through which trade group PhRMA has contributed $15.8 million to the No on Issue 2 campaign, violated Ohio law by...

Posted: 19 days ago

UPDATE 8/2/2017: The Yes on Issue 2 campaign today officially filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against their opponents. The complaint claims Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue LLC, a corporation through which trade group PhRMA has contributed $15.8 million to the No on Issue 2 campaign, violated Ohio law by...
Who has the most money in Ohio’s governor race right now?
 Three of the four Republicans vying to become Ohio’s next governor are each sitting on $4 million war chests. The four Democrats, however, have less than $2 million combined with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley among the top fundraisers. This is according to Ohio campaign finance reports filed Monday, which track contributions and expenses...

Posted: 20 days ago

Three of the four Republicans vying to become Ohio’s next governor are each sitting on $4 million war chests. The four Democrats, however, have less than $2 million combined with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley among the top fundraisers. This is according to Ohio campaign finance reports filed Monday, which track contributions and expenses...
Issue 2: Millions already spent on prescription drug price campaigns
 Collectively, the campaigns arguing for and against Issue 2, a November ballot issue about prescription drug prices, have raised more than $18 million.  The majority of that money is flowing into the “No on Issue 2” campaign, which has raised $15.8 million, according to semi-annual campaign finance filings due today...

Posted: 20 days ago

Collectively, the campaigns arguing for and against Issue 2, a November ballot issue about prescription drug prices, have raised more than $18 million.  The majority of that money is flowing into the “No on Issue 2” campaign, which has raised $15.8 million, according to semi-annual campaign finance filings due today...
Auditor: 'Imagine finding on the street a credit card with a $5 million limit?’
 Local governments that use credit and debit cards could be putting taxpayer money at risk because many don’t have basic policies in place to prevent theft or misuse, according to a report released Wednesday by Auditor of State Dave Yost. In a survey of more than 1,600 local government entities — from townships to school boards...

Posted: 25 days ago

Local governments that use credit and debit cards could be putting taxpayer money at risk because many don’t have basic policies in place to prevent theft or misuse, according to a report released Wednesday by Auditor of State Dave Yost. In a survey of more than 1,600 local government entities — from townships to school boards...
Doctors say Pilkington has brain damage, lawyers want confession out
 The lawyers for a Bellefontaine mom accused of killing her three sons have asked again for her confession to be thrown out based on new medical testimony that she suffers from brain damage and that alleged abuse by her now husband began at a young age. Two doctors who evaluated Brittany Pilkington say trauma and lead poisoning as a child...

Posted: 25 days ago

The lawyers for a Bellefontaine mom accused of killing her three sons have asked again for her confession to be thrown out based on new medical testimony that she suffers from brain damage and that alleged abuse by her now husband began at a young age. Two doctors who evaluated Brittany Pilkington say trauma and lead poisoning as a child...